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RATINGS: 1202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 149   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Palate Wrecker was originally brewed for the Hamilton’s Tavern 2nd Anniversary celebration. It’s the most complicated West Coast–inspired IPA we have ever brewed—mashing and sparging with hopped wort, in addition to our hop layering regimen for IPA. We use almost 6 lbs/bbl of Columbus and Centennial hops to create this very bitter hop monster (tested at 149 IBU and no extracts in case you were wondering). By popular demand, it is now released for the world to enjoy (even though this beer isn’t for everyone, only the real hop heads!!!). Cheers! - Chuck Silva - Brewmaster - Green Flash Brewing


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1771) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours orange with some wispy head. Aroma is minimal but holy hell is this hoppy. Flavor is.over-hopped pallet wrecking goodness. I love hoppy beers but this is extreme. A bomber is a bit much but its a nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6364) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2012
Bottle. Dark glod. Fine grassy hops, but not as extreme as the name would make you believe. Cland and crisp, long herbal tail.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10911) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2012
Bottle. Melon, grapefruit and oily hops in the aroma. Firm oily grassy citric hopbitter flavor with pepper, grapefruit and dried tropical fruit. Long earthy grassy oily aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Notes from old backlog: Pours a nice hazy golden with a lacing dense off white head (film). Very piny grapefruity aroma- some bready/ cookieish pale malts in thr back and a big C-hop citrus and resin presence. Mildly phenolic. Prickly but velvety body. Some cookieish pale malts and a big dense biscuity understone. Fairly fruity with a big candied citrus presence followed by a hugely bitter piny back. A homogeneous hop bomb, but still decent. Not clean enough.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mkel07 (4028) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2012
355ml bottle. Bursting with big fruity hop aromas and a crazy resinous hop flavour that coats the tongue and travels to all parts of the mouth leaving long lingering finish. Definately one to sip and enjoy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (12821) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle from Bierkompass. Clear deep golden beer with a rich and very lasting offwhite/yellowish head. Hoppy creamy aroma, peach, pineapple, milk notes, pine needles, spicy notes, caramel, hay, lemongrass, biscuits, floral notes, herbal and with pears. Hoppy flavor, huge bitterness, creamy, hay, peach notes, pineapple, lemongrass, pine needles, floral and herbal notes. Alcohol is very well hidden. Good beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4548) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a deep bronze-golden body with a firm, creamy off-white head of moderate size. Nose is caramel, syrupy hop tones, hints of cactus, pine and mild citrus. Taste is peppery, syrupy bitter hop tones with herbal cacti components. Caramel and dry bitter grass in the finish, with near-astringent bitter hop aftertaste without ever going overboard. Full body, smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Lovely. Another wonderful DIPA from Green Flash, I really love what these guys are doing with hops. :-)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (1583) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2012 Bottle at kahdet kasvot, tampere. Clear golden color with big white head. Rich aroma of fruits and hops. Fruity taste and serious hops, some sweetness. Delicious one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 5, 2012
Botella en casa. Nice amber colour, off-white nice big head. Pleasant fruity piney caramel aroma. Good mouthfeel. Hoppy caramel fruity piney peachy like flavour with a good well above bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear, deep amber with a large, frothy offwhite head. Massive aroma of juicy, mealy hops. Very ripe fruits, grass, grapefruit, syrup or brown sugar. A slight burnt note, liquorice.. a little boozy and kind of peppery. A sip reveals it’s sort of true to its name. Bitter as hell, but actually seems decently balanced for a second, before the finish kicks in. The finish is pretty brutal though, definitely not one for the sweettooths. It gives off a burnt and peppery feel in the mouth, with resiny bitterness. Body is full, carbonation is calm. I don’t know, I think I’d like a less heavy version of this. A lighter one, with fresher hop aromas instead of overripe ones, less booze and a more lively body. I get that this is supposed to be a sipper, but a little better drinkability wouldn’t hurt. It is a good one though, but it’s not entering no list of favourites of mine.


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